'Z' no Chikai

""Z" no Chikai"
Z no Chikai Z ion.jpg
"Z" Edition cover
Single by Momoiro Clover Z
from the album Hakkin no Yoake
B-side
ReleasedApril 29, 2015 (2015-04-29)
GenrePop, rock
Length4:50
LabelEvil Line/King Records
Songwriter(s)Yukinojo Mori, Narasaki
Momoiro Clover Z singles chronology
"Seishunfu"
(2015)
""Z" no Chikai"
(2015)
"The Golden History"
(2016)
Music video
"′Z' no Chikai" - YouTube
Alternative cover
"F" Edition cover
"F" Edition cover

""Z" no Chikai" (Japanese: 「Z」の誓い, Hepburn: Zetto no Chikai, lit. "Pledge of "Z"") is the fifteenth single by Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z, released on April 29, 2015. The title track is the theme song of the 2015 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' theatrical film.

Details[]

"Z no Chikai" is the theme song of the Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F anime film, which Momoiro Clover Z's members also perform in by voicing "angels from hell."[1] The lyrics to the song were written by Yukinojo Mori and inspired by Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball series.[2]

The single was released in two versions; an "F" Edition (『F』盤) and a "Z" Edition (『Z』盤). The "F" Edition contains two tracks and their instrumental versions, a Blu-ray Disc of the title track's music video and has cover art depicting the group's members dressed as Dragon Ball character Freeza, while the back cover has a similar image as it would be seen through one of the series' "Scouter" devices. The "Z" Edition includes a cover of Dragon Ball Z's original opening theme song, "Cha-La Head-Cha-La" by Hironobu Kageyama, and an instrumental version in addition to the previous four tracks, with front and back cover art illustrations depicting the members in a Dragon Ball-style drawn by Toei Animation.[3][4]

A shortened movie version of the song is included on the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' original soundtrack released on May 8, 2015.[5] An English-language version of the song titled "Pledge of "Z"" was recorded for use in international versions of the film.[6] Kanako Momota admitted that the English lyrics had to be transliterated into katakana so that the members could sing them.[7]

Momoiro Clover Z included a new version of "Z no Chikai", subtitled the "-ZZ Ver.-" and arranged by Tomoki Hasegawa, on the Limited Edition B version of their 2019 self-titled album.[8]

Music video[]

The music video for "Z no Chikai" was directed by Masatsugu Nagasoe and takes its theme from the Dragon Ball universe with the members of Momoiro Clover Z dressed as its characters. Kanako Momota is dressed as Son Goku, Shiori Tamai as Vegeta, Ayaka Sasaki as a mix of Bulma and Trunks, Momoka Ariyasu as Chaozu, and Reni Takagi as Piccolo.[9] All of them also dress as the villain Freeza towards the end of the video.

A short version of the video was released online on April 22, 2015,[9] while the full version was uploaded on May 1. The single's "F" Edition includes the music video on a Blu-ray Disc.

Track listing[]

"F" Edition[]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Z no Chikai" (「Z」の誓い, "Pledge of Z")Yukinojo MoriNarasakiNarasaki, Yuyoyuppe4:50
2."Romantikku Kongaragatteru" (ロマンティックこんがらがってる, "Romantically Entangled")Natsumi Tadanoinvisible mannersinvisible manners4:05
3."Z no Chikai" (off vocal ver.) NarasakiNarasaki, Yuyoyuppe4:50
4."Romantikku Kongaragatteru" (off vocal ver.) invisible mannersinvisible manners4:05

"Z" Edition[]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Z no Chikai" (「Z」の誓い, "Pledge of Z")Yukinojo MoriNarasakiNarasaki, Yuyoyuppe4:50
2."Romantikku Kongaragatteru" (ロマンティックこんがらがってる, "Romantically Entangled")Natsumi Tadanoinvisible mannersinvisible manners4:05
3."Cha-La Head-Cha-La" (CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA)Yukinojo MoriChiho Kiyookatatsuo3:17
4."Z no Chikai" (off vocal ver.) NarasakiNarasaki, Yuyoyuppe4:50
5."Romantikku Kongaragatteru" (off vocal ver.) invisible mannersinvisible manners4:05
6."Cha-La Head-Cha-La" (off vocal ver.) Kiyookatatsuo3:17

Charts[]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Oricon Daily Singles Chart[10] 2
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[11] 4
Billboard Japan Hot 100[12] 5
Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales[13] 3
Billboard Japan Adult Contemporary Airplay[14] 29
Billboard Japan Hot Animation[15] 2

References[]

  1. ^ "2015 Dragon Ball Z Film Casts Momoiro Clover Z Idols". Anime News Network. 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2015-04-15.
  2. ^ "Momoclo "'Z' NO CHIKAI" music video, short version revealed". Barks. 2015-04-27. Archived from the original on 2015-05-05. Retrieved 2015-05-05.
  3. ^ "映画「ドラゴンボールZ」主題歌ジャケで、ももクロがDBキャラ風に". Natalie (in Japanese). 2015-04-08. Retrieved 2015-04-15.
  4. ^ "Momoiro Clover Z Get Dragon Ball Z Character Designs for Latest Single". Anime News Network. 2015-04-10. Retrieved 2015-04-15.
  5. ^ "Momoclo transform into Frieza and Z warriors on 'Z' NO CHIKAI album cover". Barks. 2015-04-10. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2015-04-15.
  6. ^ ""Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F" International Version to Feature English Theme Song by Momoiro Clover Z". Crunchyroll. 2015-04-29. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  7. ^ "New Dragon Ball Z's Song Recorded in English by Momoiro Clover Z Idols". Anime News Network. 2015-04-28. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  8. ^ "ももクロ5thアルバム特典CD全収録曲が決定、10曲目は「MOON PRIDE -ZZ ver.-」". Natalie (in Japanese). 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  9. ^ a b "ももクロが歌う「DB」主題歌MV公開、かめはめ波など必殺技たっぷり". Natalie (in Japanese). 2015-04-22. Retrieved 2015-09-23.
  10. ^ "オリコンデイリー CDシングルランキング 2015年04月29日付" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 2015-04-30. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  11. ^ "週間 CDシングルランキング 2015年05月11日付" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  12. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard Japan. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  13. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard Japan. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  14. ^ "Billboard Japan Adult Contemporary Airplay│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard Japan. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  15. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Animation│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard Japan. Retrieved 2015-05-11.

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